TA as expertise for contextualization

Between a linear and a reflexive mode

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.27.1.34

Keywords:

theory of technology assessment, transformative science, technology governance

Abstract

Since the initial debate on a theory of TA ten years ago, time has not stood still: the quest for transformative science, for a new balancing of innovation systems and their governance as well as debates about the public-political form of expertise are contexts against which TA has to redefine its own position. The core dimensions of a theory of TA – assessing impacts, complying with scientific standards, and providing policy advice – have to be reassessed. Our thesis is that this necessitates conceptualizing TA between a linear and reflexive mode of contextualization.

Published

22.03.2018

How to Cite

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Böschen S, Dewald U. TA as expertise for contextualization: Between a linear and a reflexive mode. TATuP [Internet]. 2018 Mar. 22 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];27(1):34-9. Available from: https://tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/90

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